A fee for ethical review applies only to sponsored research studies (i.e., those funded by industry or for-profit sponsors).

Sponsored Research Fees

An initial application fee of $3,000 CAD per application covers the cost of the submission and initial review of the application.  As of April 1, 2011, an annual renewal fee of $500 CAD will be levied (at the time of the annual renewal) to cover the cost of the annual renewal and other on-going oversight, including amendments and unanticipated events (Refer to the Annual Renewal Update posted below). The Principal Investigator must ensure the sponsor is aware of these fees.

Payment of the fee, or a letter stating the date payment is expected to be made, must accompany the Application for Clinical Ethical Review on RISe (See Page 10 of the Application Form). Review the Wire Payment Instructions document for advice on paying the review fee via wire transfer.

The Certificate of Approval will not be released until the review fee has been received. If you have outstanding fees, no new CREB reviews will be undertaken until your account is brought into good standing.

For a current statement of your fee account or other specific queries relating to CREB fee payment, please contact Svitlana Franchuk (604-875-4111 x68917).

Important Update: Annual renewal fee for ethical review of sponsored research studies (March 7, 2011)

Requirements for Fee Refund

The fee will be totally refunded if the associated research study is withdrawn prior to review.